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Unity With Purpose

We remember Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila...the “scrappy…
April 13, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Deer in the Woods

The sound of movement hidden in the trees just a short distance…
April 8, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

The Gift of Gardens

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, where winters are long and…
April 6, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Available Upon Request

It was time to throw away the paper file folder labeled JOB HUNTING.…
April 1, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

It’s The Little Things

I’m on grandma duty. Perhaps you are too. Maybe it’s virtual…
March 30, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

The Pearls

“Patty, go to  your room!”
“I didn’t do it.”
“Patty!”
“Bobby…
March 25, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

A Pig for a Pet?

While brushing my teeth one morning, I heard on the radio that…
March 16, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Spring is Almost Here!

SPRING is almost here; seed catalogues are arriving; gardeners…
March 11, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

The Hill We Are Committed to Climb

Honest words are forceful! It seems as if we have been waiting…
March 9, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Super Bowl Poetry

“Quiet! I wanna hear the poem!” Late night comic Jimmy Kimmel…
March 4, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

The Bridge

I knew the little wooden bridge was there in the monastery woods.…
March 2, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

How I Became a Benedictine

“Introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem…
February 25, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Lenten Twist

Just as I’ve often wondered why the presider never says, “Raise…
February 23, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Don’t Look Back

“Do not look back,” was the command of the angels to Lot…
February 18, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Pandemic

A word has resurfaced in our vocabulary: pandemic. You may want…
February 16, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

My Expertise?

I used to wonder why I always got the job of cleaning toilets!…
February 11, 2021/by Amanda Hackett